Your Comeback Story

This is only the beginning!!!


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50’s Summer Styled Shoot with Maple Shade Farms!

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Our themed portrait sessions are one of our most sought after services. Our next opportunity is happening Aug 9 at Maple Shade Farms in Delhi NY!

Theme: 1950’s Summer Smash

Location : Maple Shade Farms

Models ages 12-18 (male and female)

We provide teenagers the opportunity to model in our themed shoots and work along side top hair and make artist, stylists, vendors and on location photoshoots for our studio.  We look to create an exciting atmosphere for teens to explore this side of photography, art and creative direction.  There are 3 levels to choose from in order to invest in our participation.  Please fill out the form below and we will send you all the information you need to be a part of this amazing event!

The Goddess of Flowers: behind the scenes planning

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, we had to change plans.  However, changed plans sometimes lead to greater ideas.  We thought we would give you a little inside look as to how our ideas start to form and become what they are when you see everything after the shoot.

(now keep in mind a bunch of creative people coming up with one idea is quite a process!)


We play with words. We needed to find words to CONVEY our idea to you visually.  That is difficult.  If you haven’t noticed through our boutique styling: I love words.  Alluring, powerful, flowers, history, woman, captivating, strong, model, glamour….. goddess.

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There it was: our word.  Believe it or not we started to build our theme from here.

Location makes everything possible!  The luxury farm location of M&D Farms is perfect.  Their rolling fields and textures farm niches, give way to one of the most beautiful niches of property in upstate NY. IMAGINE YOURSELF HERE!

To be a model you can ask for information here: Flower Goddess Model

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It’s time for people to show off what they are made of in the floral industry.  Between flower crown and fascinating hair we started perusing for ideas.   Here is one of our color palettes.

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Here is some inspiration as we choose our planning boards. We are looking for a handful of teen girls to make this imagery happen.


Personally Speaking: Jesse, Real Girls…REALLY Beautiful

It takes nothing more than believing you are worth it. You are loved. You are strong. You are you and no one else can be you. You can stomp on your insecurities or you can let them overtake you. You can smile with confidence or hide in the shadows. You can trust others or build a wall. You find your strengths and use them or wallow in your weaknesses and lose yourself in them.
You have it in you, to be loved and give love. The world is more beautiful because of you.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Thank you Jesse!
Hair and make up : Color Me Gorgeous


wearing my heart on my sleeve{less}

I am writer at heart. Photography is a visually intense journey, but writing is power (to me at least).

So, one day in the studio I got up and knocked on the door that leads from my studio to the gift store connected to me.

Larry (Lerny’s Gift Shop) looked up from his computer and I met his look, “Sooooo, I might have an idea. ” I smiled because I hear smiling helps when you ask questions.

He listened, he looked at my design for a tank top, he gave me some advice and a few weeks later my idea was on a model in my studio!  Thanks to my business neighbor, we just hit 20 (pre order inquiries) in our first instagram post in the first hour. WHAT? We are donating partial proceeds to the Albany City Mission and we couldn’t be more excited to do this.

Step by step, making ideas come to life.  It falls in line with our entire goal for this year as a photography studio for teens.  Young girls, we can DO and BE anything if we put our dreams in action!!

Our first 4 words will be releasing in my studio in the next couple weeks and then we go online. EEEEEK!!! Two were released on instagram last night 🙂



Model: Jesse Batz

Wonderlust Magazine feature all our models can be found here.

We can’t wait to launch this line soon and I can’t thank Larry enough for putting up with my questions, ideas, and random font changes and helping me design these shirts.

Thanks to our lovely model, Jesse and thanks for this opportunity.

I love words, I love their definition and I love how this all turned out.  I hope you do too.

@amberjseniors and @amberjteens – instagram

@amberjphoto – twitter

Our new site is coming soon too, it’s like Christmas~!


AJP Teens: In case you can’t make it, here’s our alternative meeting date, can’t wait!!!

AJP Teen Jaylah Bell – “Amber Amber Lawrence Johns and Shelly Peavey-Wood always take awesome pictures and work so hard to achieve their visions! I have never had such an amazing opportunity to work with so many great people, it’s like one big happy family and they always strive to make everyone comfortable and happy while they are being photographed. I don’t think I can express how thankful I am that God led me to these people!! I love every single one of them an they make the already amazing experience even more amazing. It’s incredible how much confidence I have built since I began working with Amber J Photography! Both the people and the experience are more then I could have ever imagined I could be a part of, thank you Amber and Shelly!”

In simple gestures and sweet smiles, the world can see good.  We have filled up our Feb 4th 11 am brunch for potential AJP TEEN reps, so we would like to publicly offer a back up date

Wednesday feb 8 – 6:30 pm 322 Main Street, Middleburgh NY


Once our teens have signed, we will begin our journey in this new year.  Some of you ask: what is this all about?

I try to explain to sports parents it’s like club sports for those athletes who want to excel and go beyond the ordinary.  For theater, it’s like taking classes and investing in opportunities to express the art you so dearly love.  For the student, it’s education of a process unlike any other.  For the human being, it’s self discovery different from others.

If you are interested in joining our teen team or just getting information, please sign up for the  meeting.  We will go through the opportunities available to our teens through our studio.

You can always check out our previous links to get more insight: Contact me, Themed session example, who we are!

we look forward to serving you and providing a unique alternative to the every day.


amber and shelly



3 Days until we launch, {sign up to grab our first seats as AJP Teen Reps}

 “Amber and Shelly have given me so many opportunities throughout this journey I’m so grateful for.. for the longest time I was uncomfortable in front of a camera, or awkward with others.. but in this journey I’ve learned to laugh and make.jokes through it all, and smile. it’s awesome what amber and shelly have done for me, and there aren’t enough thank yous in the world for them. They change so many lives, more then they know. they’re the ones who capture everyone’s most precious moments, they’re here through it all. I recommend them for everything and anything-they’re the greatest! I can’t thank you guys enough” – Lexi- AJP TEEN


We are the only full service portrait studio for teens.  We create, uplift and showcase some amazing teenagers from our  base studio and we have reached the attention of national publishers ONLY because our teens have exemplified beauty in a way that is different.

So it’s January. In three days our subscribers will be sent an email with exclusive times and dates for meetings to be introduced to a world beyond our every day expectations.

This year, our amazing teens will make beauty a verb.  Beauty is action and we are going to showcase it through creativity, art, kindness and really amazing girls.


(click on the word for examples)


portrait shoots

themed shoots with girls from around New York

work with real professionals in the industry

in 30 years she will look back on and say “I did that!”

Community Service events

and so much more.

Sign up for our introductory email that will show case even more about what we have ahead.   We also have another special announcement coming in February and our AJP Teens will have first access.



amber and shelly


Enchanting; {Beauty is a verb}

I love words. They can empower, deflate, create and inspire.  Young girls and women alike have the ability to inspire the world around them or destroy it.

I choose to inspire. I choose to make beauty a verb and not an adjective.  Beauty as an adjective deteriorates with age, it’s subject to judgement and physical handicaps.

Beauty as a verb breathes life.  Eyes become brighter with hope and smiles are more beautiful when they are a result of spontaneous kindness. Yes,  I want each girl who walks through our studio doors to experience beauty as verb.

I love words and here in my space in the world, I will share them with you. For everyone is enchanting; captivating and subject to magical influence.

She deserves to exist in photographs.

Never hesitate to contact us about a session or follow along on instagram at amberjseniors

be. enchanting.

Contact us here to join the party.


I’m Awkward {they said}; but not with me

“I’m awkward”

“I’m fat”

“I have acne”

“I never look good”

“I don’t have the right clothes”

“I never know how to smile”

“My smile looks like I want to kill someone”

“I have resting “B” face”

“I don’t look like a model”

“I’m too short”

on and on and on we go.


When you work with our studios,  You will look back and say, “WOW, I am so glad I did that.”

Because we ALL have something we want to change, but God has made this way and can we just all embrace who we are and CELEBRATE it?

“You have no idea.” They say.

Yes, I do. Because, like you I have insecurities. I also have passions and those passions far outweigh my insecurities. They must or else we die a little.

I will release your passion, your true entity, your YOU! Don’t be the girl in the pictures, be you in this moment in life, I’ll happen to bring my camera with me.

Contact us and let us show you how amazing awkward can be for anyone!


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She deserves to exist in photographs; do you?

Your daughter deserves to exist in photographs and so do you.


I want to give you the experience of time standing still with your beautiful girl.  What a challenge it’s been to raise a daughter that has value, worth and empowering friendships. What a treasure it is, to keep it forever.

I want to invite you and your daughter to be a part of our AJP Teen experience in 2017.  Where we will deliver the best photographs you have ever see of your daughter and we will create the opportunities for you to exist in photographs with her.


We have designed a team experience for girls to know and understand what is like to be powerful, beautiful and genuinely captured through our photographic experiences.  You can celebrate with us through an entire year or come for one session.

Specializing in high school senior portraits; teen portraits, themed portraits and you.

Let  2017 be the year your teen sees herself.

Start the journey here